Work Out Like a Triathlete: Where to Swim, Bike, and Run

Whether you're training for your next triathlon or looking to add to your workout routine, our parks provide some of the best places to go for a run, swim, and ride on your bike.

Before you get started, here are some resources available to you:

Summer Lap Swim Hours 

During the summer, we offer early bird and night owl lap swim hours for adults at our free outdoor pools. Registration is required. Learn more about lap swim hours

Indoor Pools

The indoor pools at our recreation centers offer lap swim hours and water exercise classes. A recreation center membership is required to use our indoor pools. Learn more about our indoor pools

NYC Bicycle Map

Check out New York City's Bicycle Map to help plan your cycling route. View NYC DOT's bike map

Places to Run

We'll offer you some suggestions for mapping your own "triathlon course", but there are many other places where you can go running—on greenways, running tracks, and fitness paths. Learn more about running in New York City's parks

Here are our suggestions of places to swim, bike, and run: 


St. Mary's Park to Randall's Island Park

Swim: St. Mary's Pool (indoors)
Bike to Randall's Island via the Randall's Island-Bronx Connector at East 132nd Street in the Bronx
Run: Randall's Island running course or Icahn Stadium

Randall's Island Connector

Van Cortlandt Park and the Bronx River Greenway

Swim: Van Cortlandt Pool (outdoors - summer only)
Bike to The Bronx River Greenway via Mosholu Parkway
RunVan Cortlandt Park's Cross Country Course (orange trail) or The Bronx River Greenway

Bronx River Greenway


Sunset Park to Prospect Park

Swim: Sunset Park Pool (outdoors -  summer only) 
Bike to and/or in Prospect Park (bike rentals are available at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside)
Run: Prospect Park's running course

Sunset Park Pool

Crown Heights to Prospect Park

Swim: St. John's Pool (indoors)
Bike to and/or in Prospect Park (bike rentals are available at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside)
Run: Prospect Park's running course

biking in Prospect Park


Asser Levy Park to East River Park

SwimAsser Levy Pool (outdoors - summer only, and indoors); alternative: Hamilton Fish Pool (outdoors - summer only)
Bike to East River Park
Run: East River Park's running track

East River Park

Highbridge Park, Washington Heights

Swim: Highbridge Pool (outdoors - summer only)
Bike: Along the Harlem River Drive 
Run: The High Bridge and Manhattan's Highbridge Park waterfront

The Highbridge

Harlem to Central Park

Swim: Jackie Robinson Pool (outdoors -  summer only) or Hansborough Pool (indoors); alternative: Lasker Pool
Bike to and/or in Central Park
Run: Central Park's running course

Biking in Central Park

Central Park

Swim: Lasker Pool (outdoors - summer only) or Gertrude Ederle Pool (indoors)
Bike: Any bicycling route in Central Park or along Columbus Avenue (NYC Triathlon bicycling route) 
Run: Central Park's running course

Central Park Reservoir

Chelsea and the West Village

Swim: Tony Dapolito Pool (outdoors - summer only, and indoors) or Chelsea Pool (indoors)
Bike and run at the Hudson River Greenway

Chelsea Pool


Astoria to LIC

Swim: Astoria Pool (outdoors - summer only)
Bike: Shore Boulevard to Vernon Boulevard (near Hunter's Point South Park)
Run: Astoria Park's running track

Astoria Pool

Flushing Meadows Corona Park to Alley Pond Park 

Swim: Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center (indoors)
Bike to Cunningham Park or Alley Pond Park (bike rentals are available at David Dinkins Circle and North Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)
Run: Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
Bonus: Go biking at the 400-meter Kissena Park Velodrome, and check out our obstacle course at Alley Pond Park

Cunningham Motor Parkway

Staten Island

North Staten Island

Swim: Lyons Pool (outdoors - summer only)
Bike: FDR Boardwalk (bike rentals are available at South Beach and Midland Beach)
Run: FDR Boardwalk or Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex's indoor running track

FDR Boardwalk

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